Using hundreds of carefully curated cuttings, Holly Hudson’s collages speak to the interconnectivity between humans and their environment. Each piece consists of intricately constructed human figures made of images of flora and fauna, layered between multiple sheets of resin to create three-dimensional forms.
Some of her earliest memories consist of her childhood in Southeast Alaska and the local Native American creation myths of shape-shifting entities that could be animal, plant, or human at will. After years of studying and then teaching figurative painting in New York, the French West Indies, and the Dominican Republic, Hudson returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2012 and her love of nature and the stories of her youth were reignited. Armed with her anatomical studies, Hudson began piecing together her own mythical creatures, both human and plant, wed by the repetition of organic patterns and structures found in nature.
She currently lives and works in Bellingham, WA.